Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Finished Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. 

Eleanor Oliphant is a solitary creature and she prefers it that way, thank you. She works in an office (and has never taken a sick day) and on the weekends, she drinks vodka, etas frozen pizza and sleeps. And then she ends up walking out with a coworker one afternoon and they see an older man collapse in the street. All of a sudden, Eleanor has people in her life and she does not approve. 

I loved this book. It’s funny and quirky and sad and amazing. Eleanor’s inner monologue is hilarious and heartbreaking, sometimes at the same time. 

The way she eventually starts to let people in is both inspiring and brave. (It takes the whole book to learn her story, and it is sadder than I could’ve imagined. But Eleanor kept moving forward, even when her life was vodka and pizza.)

Highly recommended. 


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